Hello. My name is Gareth Branwyn and I am a notebook addict. I have co-designed/edited several notebooks, including the Maker’s Notebook, have handmade my own, and have an embarrassingly large collection
A breakthrough book explains why so many people are miserable and how to experience more joy. According to UC Berkeley-based clinical psychologist Rick Hanson, you can train your brain to experience more
Like it or not, people make snap judgments about you all the time. Don't let these incredibly common mistakes affect how people see you. How you speak and write plays a big part in your level of success
A few years back, I assumed The One True Genius Mashed Potato Recipe was going to be the Jeffery Steingarten method of heating, then cooling, then heating the potatoes again, so that the starches have
What you're unintentionally telling people about yourself might shock you. I shared an infographic recently that has really had me thinking about the impressions we make on others. Have you ever gotten
Table saw push sticks are vital for safety and make a great first woodworking project. Those plastic push sticks included with most table saws are functional, but when you really need to up your table
Successful people think about their work--and themselves--differently than most. And so can you. If you're not achieving the success you hope for, whether personally or professionally, take a step back.
Science & InnovationAll Over the Map There is something magical about maps. They transport you to a place you’ve never seen, from the ocean depths to the surface of another planet. Or a world that exists
This is the fascinating way that your brain makes space to build new and stronger connections so you can learn more. There’s an old saying in neuroscience: neurons that fire together wire together. This
Soup can, paint can, coffee can forge. Lots of people seem to think that casting and forging is out of their grasp, technically, financially, and in terms of the risks involved. Certainly getting deeply
After interviewing successful professionals such as Guy Kawasaki, Nancy Duarte and Michael Port on my podcast, Improving Public Speaking, I have discovered what high achievers consider these mistakes be.
Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article stated that Daniel Ally became a self-made millionaire at age 24. We are no longer confident in those assertions and have removed them. I have a ton of
If you want to build a bigger business, you need to invest in yourself. It seems like every year the world gets busier. I often find it a challenge to find the time to catch up on emails, make the time
Years ago, Becky Stern did a post about the wonders of “super paramagnetic silicone putty.” It was a commercial product and I assumed it was beyond the ability of the average nerd to make at home. Wrong.
Smart design. Solid construction. On this workbench, you can build anything. A DIY workbench can be utilitarian and thrown together or it can be beautifully handcrafted. Both can function about the same,